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NMR Analysis of Rhodopsin-Transducin Interactions

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Author(s)

Kevin Ridge, John Marino, T Ngo, Eva Ramon, D M. Brabazon, N G. Abdulaev

Abstract

Heterotrimeric G-protein activation by an agonist-stimulated G-protein coupled receptor (R*) requires the propagation of structural signals from the receptor interacting surfaces to the guanine nucleotide-binding pocket. Employing high-resolution NMR methods, we are probing heterotrimer-associated and rhodopsin-stimulated changes in an isotope-labeled G-protein a-subunit (Ga). A key aspect of the work involves the trapping and interrogation of discrete R*-bound conformations of Ga. Our results demonstrate that functionally important changes in Ga structure and dynamics can be detected and characterized by NMR, enabling the generation of robust models for the global and local structural changes accompanying signal transfer from R* to the G-protein.
Citation
Vision Research
Volume
46
Issue
27

Keywords

guanine nucleotide, NMR, Rhodopsin, signaling, transducin

Citation

Ridge, K. , Marino, J. , Ngo, T. , Ramon, E. , Brabazon, D. and Abdulaev, N. (2006), NMR Analysis of Rhodopsin-Transducin Interactions, Vision Research (Accessed June 22, 2024)

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Created November 30, 2006, Updated October 12, 2021